November 7, 2023


I think it's so cool when Stampin' Up! releases sets of preprinted card bases and matching envelopes. Even though much of the work is already done in these situations, it almost becomes more of a challenge to think of a good and creative way to do these sets justice.

This card/envelope set is a perfect example. A classic blue and white stripe to me dictates something fairly conservative and straightlaced. 

For my card, I decided to go pretty much the opposite: frivolous and playful. And I had lots of fun doing it.

I did stick with the classic Night of Navy and white combination. But I added bubbles and fun inexact stripes to a freely cut out "thank you". Hanging the sentiment on a "clothes line" of navy baker's twine added to the whimsy.

Here you go: a tutorial to make this card. I hope you were lucky enough to snag this card/envelope set while it was still available!

Striped Night of Navy/White card/envelope set
Night of Navy cardstock
White cardstock

Calligraphy Essentials stamp set
Playful Backgrounds stamp set

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampin' Blend in Dark Night of Navy

Stampin' Dimensionals
Night of Navy Baker's Twine
Paper Snips

This card's foundation is a premade card/envelope from Stampin' Up!

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 2" x 5". In Night of Navy ink, stamp the bubbles pattern all over, including beyond the edges.

Wrap a piece of Night of Navy Baker's Twine around this piece a bit raised from center, taping the ends on the back.

Mount the bubble piece to a 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

Add this completed piece to the striped card base, a little above the center point.

In the black ink, stamp "thank you" onto a scrap of white cardstock. With a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker or Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend, draw diagonal stripes on the open letters, not being just too careful in doing this.

Fussy cut the words, leaving a narrow white border all around.

Adhere the cut out words to a strip of Night of Navy cardstock. Fussy cut around it again, leaving a similar navy border showing.

With Stampin' Dimensionals, add the words over the navy twine.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it.
- Arthur Ward -



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